Senate debates

Wednesday, 14 June 2017


Strengthening Multiculturalism Committee; Appointment

3:46 pm

Photo of Rachel SiewertRachel Siewert (WA, Australian Greens) Share this | | Hansard source

At the request of Senator Di Natale, I move:

That the resolution of 29 November 2016 appointing the Select Committee on Strengthening Multiculturalism be amended as follows:

Omit paragraph (9), substitute:

(9) That the committee have power to appoint subcommittees consisting of three or more of its members, and to refer to any such subcommittee any of the matters which the committee is empowered to consider.

(9A) That the committee and any subcommittee have power to send for and examine persons and documents, to move from place to place, to sit in public or in private, notwithstanding any prorogation of the Parliament or dissolution of the House of Representatives, and have leave to report from time to time its proceedings and the evidence taken and such interim recommendations as it may deem fit.

Question agreed to.